Aaron Lennon is no longer a Tottenham Hotspur. That was such a strange sentence to type. Lennon has completed his permanent transfer to Everton, signing a multi-year deal with the Merseyside club. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it's rumored that the price tag is approximately £5 million.
Lennon joined Tottenham Hotspur from Leeds United back in 2005 for £1 million. He went on to make more than 350 appearances for the club all competitions, scoring 30 goals. For a time, Aaron Lennon was one of the more terrifying wingers in the the league. His pace and dribbling ability down the right flank were always a source of amazement, particularly given the way he ran. The knock on Lennon was that he was never really able to pick that final ball, but he seemed to go through stretches annually where everyone thought maybe he had figured it out. Lennon was also rwell-regarded for his workrate and defensive contribution, often tracking back to help out his fullback.
Lennon moves to an Everton side in need of an injection of pace on the flanks. Everton have been playing with Tom Cleverly on the right in recent weeks, an option no longer available to them following an ankle injury. Depending upon match fitness, Lennon could be ready to play for Everton immediately after the international break.